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Industry Insight - Yes, there’s disruption – but also, opportunity

By Industry Contributor 6 July 2020

Businesses that approach the disruption of our current world with a growth mindset will be poised to seize the opportunities that this time portends, says Akesh Lalla, SAS Country Manager. FULL STORY >

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Dell Technologies Research: Cyber Attacks and Disruptive Events are on the rise

By Staff Writer 24 March 2020

The Dell Technologies Global Data Protection Index 2020 Snapshot has revealed key challenges impacting data protection readiness across 15 countries in EMEA. FULL STORY >

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Four trends that will shape insurance in 2020

By Staff Writer 2 March 2020

Digital disruption, and the transformation that has become a necessity is being felt by all industries. Deloitte unpacks the major trends that it expects to affect the financial services sector. FULL STORY >

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Gartner says Infrastructure-Led Disruption will drive Business Innovation

By Press Release 18 December 2019

By 2025, 60% of infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders will drive business innovation using disruptive technologies, up from less than 5% who do so today, according to Gartner, Inc. FULL STORY >

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Gartner Reveals Seven Digital Disruptions CIOs May Not See Coming

By Press Release 23 October 2018

Gartner, Inc. has revealed seven digital disruptions that organisations may not be prepared for. These include several categories of disruption, each of which represents a significant potential for new disruptive companies and... FULL STORY >

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Interview with Eva Andren, Ericsson: Growth, disruption and the future

By Ryan Noik 28 September 2018

In the wake of the recent International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecoms World 2018 held in Durban, TechSmart’s Ryan Noik (RN) sat down with Eva Andrén (EA), the Vice President Managed Services Middle East & Africa... FULL STORY >

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Africa’s challenger banks set to surge ahead

By Press Release 6 August 2018

The ability of challenger banks in Africa to leapfrog through technology, unencumbered by legacy systems, will cause a banking revolution on the continent, according to Andries Brink, CEO of Andile Group Holdings. FULL STORY >

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Blockchain technology opens new doors for all industries

By Opinion 11 May 2018

The introduction of blockchain technology has the world as we know it shifting at a rapid pace, according to Jaco Rossouw, CEO of SportsPodium. FULL STORY >

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Opinion - Paving the way for greater women involvement in financial services and other industries

By Opinion 16 April 2018

There is still some work to be done to get more girls interested in pursuing careers in the technology field and to enable women to climb the ladder into leadership positions. Maubate Kekana, Head... FULL STORY >

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5 disruptive trends expected to shape the African FinTech landscape in 2018

By Opinion 7 March 2018

Pieter Zylstra, regional director for Digital Transformation, Middle East and Africa, Orange Business Services, looks at 5 disruptive trends expected to shape Africa’s fintech industry in the coming months of 2018. FULL STORY >

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Interview with Ruckus Part 2: The key is connectivity

By Ryan Noik 26 January 2018

In part 2 of an indepth interview with Ruckus on digital transformation, Nick Watson, the vice president of EMEA unpacks the state of connectivity in South Africa, what needs to be done, and the top trend for the year ahead. FULL STORY >

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Interview with Ruckus Part 1: A Transforming World

By Ryan Noik 26 January 2018

TechSmart’s senior journalist Ryan Noik (RN) had the opportunity to delve into the current economic and technological shift that digital transformation has caused, in an indepth and enlightening interview with Nick Watson (NW), the vice... FULL STORY >

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Opinion - The evolution of IoT and the disruptive opportunities that lie ahead

By Opinion 1 December 2017

How is the Internet of Things (IoT) set to disrupt the world around us and enhance our lives? Deon Liebenberg, Managing Executive: Internet of Things, Vodacom, offers his perspective. FULL STORY >

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Dimension Data reveals key technologies reshaping businesses in 2018

By Press Release 3 November 2017

Amid Dimension Data's release of the top IT predictions for the forthcoming year, it is Blockchain that is considered the disruptor to watch out for. FULL STORY >

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SMEs: Avoiding the way of the digital dodo

By Opinion 3 November 2017

Tracy Bolton, director of General Business at SAP Africa, outlines why SMEs need to adapt to disruption or face possible extinction. FULL STORY >

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